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The Top Locally Owned Businesses to Check out for Your Holiday Shopping

Online shopping is easy, but there’s nothing quite like supporting local businesses—and we’ve got plenty to choose from around the Clayton area! If you’re still checking a few items off of your gift list, then here are a few locally owned Clayton businesses that you should swing by and browse.


A rack of clothes at one of Clayton's locally owned businesses.

An upscale resale shop on Main Street, Pizzaz donates their proceeds to the Harbor Shelter for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and families in transition. Since it’s a thrift store, you never know what sort of treasures you might find, from clothes and accessories to household items and decor.

Craze Boutique

Earrings at a locally owned business.

Still searching for that perfect accessory? Or maybe a handbag with character? A statement necklace that’s sure to get a few compliments? Stop into Craze Boutique on Main Street, and browse their selection of clothing, jewelry, handbags, accessories, and more! In addition to new items, they also offer design resale items for a great price.

Deep River Brewing Company

Beer at one of Clayton's locally owned businesses.

Have someone on your gift list who likes to drink local? Head to Deep River, the first legal brewery in Johnston County, and pick up a few brews or some swag! In the brewery’s shop, you’ll find things like hats, pint glasses, dog collars, bottle openers, and t-shirts. You can also pick up some beer to go—just ask the bartender for their best suggestions!

Main Street Jewelers

Rings and pearls.

Jewelry is a popular holiday gift, and with good reason—it’s quite the crowd-pleaser. Main Street Jewelers is tucked in the heart of Downtown Clayton and has been locally owned and operated for ten years. Swing by and see what they have in stock, and see about getting a few pieces custom-engraved.

The Market at Three Little Birds

Wall art at one of the locally owned businesses.

Another Main Street hotspot, The Market at Three Little Birds is your one-stop shop for tons of your gift needs. The store carries everything from home decor and local art to wine and candles, so it’s perfect for finding something for almost everyone on your list. They’re even hosting a holiday shindig this weekend, so stop by and browse while you take in some live music and festivities!

Clayton General Store

An open sign on one of Clayton's locally owned businesses.

Shirts, toys, home decor, games, paintings, local goods—the Clayton General Store has a little bit of everything. You could spend a whole afternoon browsing the shelves, looking for hidden treasures, stocking stuffers, and gifts you won’t find anywhere else in town. In addition the their location on Highway 70, they also opened a second, larger location at the Smithfield Outlet!

Explore Life in Clayton

There’s a lot to love about life in Clayton, and we’re here to make sure you don’t miss any of the highlights. If you’re looking to find your new active adult home in this one-of-a-kind town, then look no further than The Walk at East Village. Check out more about the lifestyle of the neighborhood, and give us a call if you’d like to see a few homes for yourself!

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